Minutes of the Parish Team Meeting 15th May 2018 St Annes Presbytery
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans, Kath Ward, Marie Stormont, Denise North, Pat Finegan, Pauline Bell.
APOLOGIES: Elizabeth Salter, Ros Appleby, Declan Evans, Winnie Fryer,
Minutes of the last meeting (6th March) were approved and signed.
Preparations for the National Eucharistic Congress are going well. There are still several tickets available between St
Annes and St Johns parishes.
It is to be clarified at the next meeting, that the LPA representative is a member of the Parish Team.
REVISED ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF RETIRING MEMBERS OF THE TEAM
The proposed election of new Parish Team members will now be held in May/June.
Three members of the current parish team are due to step down Pat Finegan, Elizabeth Salter and Pauline Bell (Winnie
Fryer has previously stepped down from her role on the team). Invitations to join the Parish Team, for a period of three years,
will be included in The Rock on the weekends of 19th/20th May, 25th/26th May. If there are more than three names submitted
elections will be held the weekend of 2nd/3rd June and the three people with the highest votes will be elected. The newly
elected members will be informed by 13th June.
EASTER RAFFLE (FEEDBACK)
The Easter raffle was a huge success and raised over £250. Thanks were expressed for the contributions made by many parishioners.
It was agreed that for all future raffles prize winners will be listed at the back of church.
Several parishioners had commented about the number of collections during the Easter period.
An awareness of the new data protection was raised in relation to the raffle, Parish and wider community.
TO ARRANGE A PARISH SUMMER SOCIAL/FUNDRAISING EVENT
A Parish BBQ/Fun Day is to be organised for Sunday 22nd July, to start after 11.15am mass in the Parish car park. Parishioners
will be asked to limit the use of cars. A small area will be cordoned off for those who need their cars. Outdoor games will
be organised for the children (Louise Evans will contact the Play Council about the hiring of play equipment). An area for
stalls will be available. Suggestions for stalls included: toys, school uniform, Welcome Café and Laughter Africa. Fr Bernard
will check the availability of Lourdes Hall for the 22nd July; if not the alternative date will be Sunday 15th July.
PARISH WEBSITE UPDATE
In the light of the GPDR legislation due to become into effect on 25th May, Father Bernard has invited John Lowe of Bowland
and Lowe to speak to the Deanery personnel about the Parish websites. The meeting will take place in June.
DEANERY AND LPA 24 (UPDATE)
& LPA transition to LMA
Each Parish within the LPA is to be represented by the Parish Priest and one lay person. The current group which includes
our Deacon John Boggan, a school representative( Mary Bulmer) and a Parish sister (Sister Bridget), should be expanded to
include representatives for: Marriage Preparation, Youth, Social Action (Caritas/SVP) and Catechesis.
• LPA Events for 2018
LPA Annual Mass of Celebration & Thursday 20th September 2018 at 19:30 at Christ The King, Fr Paschal Byrne to preside.
Trip to Shrewsbury – one Saturday in October 2018, the final pick-up point will be at Christ The King at 08:30
to return from Shrewsbury at 15:00. The coach will pick up in the following order: St Annes, St Johns, St Lukes, Christ The
King and drop off in the reverse order. The Intention is to attend Mass at the Cathedral, followed by free time in town. Confirmation
Mass ; Friday 23rd November 2018 at St Annes at 19:00, Bishop Mark will be presiding.
• Year of the Eucharist
To celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, 3rd June, there will a period of Adoration after 11.15 am mass until 4pm in
St Annes. Bishop Brian Noble will be preaching at the 11.15 mass.
Canon Brendan Hoban will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of his Ordination in 2018; a Mass of Celebration will be held at
Christ The King at 19:00 on Friday 20th July, to which everyone is welcome.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
In collaboration with the SVP, a Mass for the Sick will take place on the weekend of 7th/8th July at both the 6.30pm and
11.15am masses. There will be no sermon as the focus will be on the Anointing of the Sick. The opportunity to receive the
sacrament will be open to all parishioners.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 21st June 7:15pm for 7:30pm start.
PRAYER FOR THE NEXT MEETING
PARISH TEAM MEETING 6TH MARCH 2018
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans,
Kath Ward, Marie Storemont, Denise North, Pat Finegan, Ros Appleby, Elizabeth
Salter, Winny Fryer, Pauline Bell
Apologies: Declan Evans
Minutes of the last meeting approved and signed.
Thanks were expressed for the paragraph in The Rock
explanation of the role of Traidcraft.
As Easter is 1st
April it was proposed that the next Traidcraft weekend should be 7th/8th April.
This is to be confirmed. A further
proposal was that the collection at the mass of the Last Supper should be for
The noticeboard for outside the church will be ready
The confessionals are in the process of being decorated
reused for storage purposes:
With regards to lists for readers and Eucharistic
Steve said there was an issue around confidentiality for some parishioners. This
was to be discussed at the next Liturgy Group meeting. It
was suggested that initials could be used
rather than the full name and to look at local parish websites to compare how
the issue was dealt with. It was agreed that hard copies of these lists would
be available so that all those concerned had access.
The ongoing process of movement from LPA to LMA (Local
Missionary Area) should be completed by the end of the year. The role of the
LMA, whilst similar to the LPA, will include: possible larger areas or working
more closely with Birkenhead, an improvement in family life through greater
collaboration in Outreach, the continued marriage preparation programme (which
has had positive feedback) and the youth work. The format of the Confirmation
programme is to remain the same, including making contact with those children who
are not in Catholic schools. The role of the LMA continues with the Lenten
talks and The Year of the Eucharist Day which is to be held in St Luke’s in May
The tickets are to be sold on the weekends of 17th/18th March, 24th/25th
March. The raffle is to be drawn on Easter Sunday 1st April after
Three members of the current parish team are due
down - Pat Finegan, Elizabeth Salter and
Pauline Bell (Winny Fryer has previously stepped down from her role on
the team). Invitations to join the Parish Team, for a period of three years,
will be included in The Rock on the weekends of 7th/ 14th/21st
April. If there are more than four
submitted elections will be held the weekend of 28th/29th
April and the four people with the highest vote will be elected. The newly elected members will be informed
during the first week of May.
BOX: No messages.
Father Bernard mentioned the ‘Adoremus’
The First National
Eucharistic Congress in England and Wales being held in Liverpool 7th-9th
September 2018. He said he had reserved
50 places and although the price for each day is £40, St. Anne’s would
contribute half, making the tickets £20 per head. A decision was needed fairly quickly.
15th May at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.
MINUTES OF PARISH TEAM MEETING 16TH JANUARY 2018
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans, Winny Fryer, Kath Ward, Marie Stormont, Denise North, Pat Finegan, Pauline
Bell, John Boggan, Ros Appleby, Declan Evans
APOLOGIES: Elizabeth Salter
Minutes of last meeting approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING: Website now has Liturgy Group update. Food Bank and St. Annes SVP Conference information to be added
with links to National SVP. Links to include parishes in LPA24, Shrewsbury Diocese, Cafod, Trussell Trust, National UCM,
National SVP, the Vatican and the Holy See, rotas for St. Annes Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Counters and Altar Servers.
Steve Wall to be advised of all the suggestions.
FEEDBACK FROM CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT/CHRISTMAS DRAW: The Christmas Draw raised £395. The Christmas cake was very much
appreciated by clients in Charles Thompson Mission.
A smaller Easter Raffle to be organised with four Easter Treat hampers, Ladies, Gentlemen, Traidcraft and Children’s.
Request for prizes to be put in the Rock mid-February and hampers assembled before next meeting at 6.15pm Tuesday 6th March.
Tickets to be sold the weekend of 17th/18th March and 24th/25th March with the final draw after 11.15am mass on Easter Sunday
A thirty word explanation of what Traidcraft is, to be prepared by Winny and emailed to Father Bernard for inclusion in
the Rock. A problem of goods on sale passed their best before dates to be raised with the organisers.
BUILDINGS UPDATE: New management at the Parish Centre now appointed. Repairs to fix water penetration damage by the
Sacred Heart statue in church and repairs in the presbytery kitchen to be started next week.
A new notice board visible from the pavement when church is locked up to be set up.
Father Pascal to set date for next meeting which Winny will attend as the new LPA representative for St. Annes.
SUGGESTION BOX: No messages.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
Slips for inclusion in the Memorial Book at the back of church to be provided again.
Christian Aid Lenten calendars for adults and children to be provided at back of church.
Friday Lenten lunches after 12.00pm mass, soup and a roll with tea or coffee, paid for by voluntary donation, to be provided
in the presbytery and different parish groups to be responsible for each Friday.
16th February SVP
23rd February To be advised
2nd March Parish Team
9th March UCM Coffee Morning/Lenten lunch for Laughter Africa
16th March Holy Family Associates
(Nothing on Friday 23rd March as a wedding being held in the church)
A form for newcomers to the Parish to fill in needed at the back of church. Father Bernard and John Boggan to visit families
and distribute leaflets to invite them to join the Parish.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 6.15pm for hamper helpers and 7.15pm for the rest of the team.
PRAYER FOR NEXT MEETING: Declan Evans
MINUTES OF PARISH TEAM MEETING 7TH
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans, Winny Fryer, Kath Ward, Marie Stormont, Denise
North, Tina Ward, Elizabeth Salter, Pat Finegan, John Boggan, Ros Appleby
APOLOGIES: Declan Evans, Pauline Bell
Minutes of last meeting approved and signed off for putting at back
ARISING: A book for prayers and special intentions to be placed at the back of
church to start the first Sunday of Advent. This book will then form part of
The kitchen in the Parish Centre is an ongoing task but improvements
have been noted.
LPA: Confirmation date is Friday 24th November at Christ the King, Bromborough. A Retreat Day to be held at Wistaston on 30th November. If there is sufficient names on a list at the back of church a coach will be available.
This was Tina’s last meeting and thanks were given for her faithful
service over a long period of time. Winny volunteered to be St. Anne’s
LPA representative and if it coincided with the Parish Team Meeting, Denise would act as Secretary. Changes were being made to the LPA and this will be discussed more in depth at the next meeting.
OF WEBSITE: Ros to produce some notes on the Liturgy Group and Bob Brett to compile
some notes on the Food bank and the SVP for inclusion on the Website. Website
working well but with some occasional glitches. Youth Team have a good website
with resources and it may be worth having a link from the parish website. John
Boggan to discuss this with Steve Wall.
CAROL CONCERT: Tickets and flyers being printed and will be distributed after
Remembrance Sunday. The concert to start at 7.30pm prompt.
DRAW: Denise explained the process, boxes at the back of church for donations,
lists attached to the back of the Rock this weekend. Collections will take place
over two weekends and the raffle prizes will be made up the following Tuesday ready for display when the raffle tickets will
be sold. All proceeds to St. Anne’s parish.
Any items surplus to requirements will be donated to a charity. The raffle
will take place immediately after the Carol Concert.
BOX: A letter was received suggesting that the weekly mass times be displayed
in a prominent place particularly when the church is locked. The times displayed
on the notice board are incorrect and need to be covered up in some way. Father
Bernard looking into a way of ensuring that the mass times are shown each week, either by altering the notice board already
outside church, or a large print out attached to the church gates.
A further letter was also received about lights being left on and the
use of palm oil products. Discussion ensued.
A paragraph about Traidcraft to explain its work to the parishioners to
be included in the Rock. Frieda Rimmer to produce a piece for Father Bernard’s
approval. Leaflets to be made available.
OTHER BUSINESS: Mention made of the Bereavement Mass to include former parishioners
who have died outside of the parish but not by name. Tea and coffee after mass
on two Sundays in a month with Baptisms on the other two Sundays, Parish groups to take on the extra Sunday refreshments,
to start in the New Year. Sleeping Beauty pantomime poster also discussed. Christmas mass schedule as last year.
OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, 16th January 2018
FOR NEXT MEETING: Ros Appleby
MINUTES OF PARISH TEAM MEETING 5TH
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans, Kath Ward, Marie Stormont, Denise North, Tina
Ward, Elizabeth Salter, Pat Finegan
Winnie Fryer, Ros Appleby, Pauline Bell, Declan Evans, John Boggan
Minutes of last meeting were approved and signed off for
putting at the back of church.
ARISING: A maintenance person is starting in the next few weeks to cover duties in the Diocese Parish Centres. It was mentioned that St. Anne’s Parish Centre needs monitoring, particularly the kitchen and hopefully
we should see some future improvements.
LPA: Tina said that this would be her last meeting so a replacement LPA representative
would be needed. She had been the Rep for the past six years but felt the LPA
needed new blood. The Rep would serve for three years and Tina will write a short
summary of what is expected of an LPA Rep. Hopefully the new LPA Rep would be
able to take up his/her place after Christmas. The next LPA meeting is Tuesday, 3rd October and the team were asked if there was anything they would like
to put forward for discussion. Further debate will take place at the next
DAY: Saturday 9th September.
A list was at the back of church for people to volunteer to help with serving tea/coffee and generally helping on the
day. People’s reactions in the past have been good and the feedback positive. Elizabeth Salter agreed to contact St. Anne’s School to request that Heritage
Day details be placed on the school website.
OF WEBSITE: This is ongoing and it was confirmed that St. Anne’s website
does have a link to school. Father Bernard suggested we look at the websites
of St. Winifred’s Neston, Our Lady’s Ellesmere Port and the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. It was felt that a meeting with John Boggan, Father Bernard, John Lowe, Steve Wall and Pat Finegan would
be useful to update the website.
CAROL CONCERT/CHRISTMAS DRAW: To be held on Wednesday 13th December. BOST
will supply 250 tickets and the price will remain at £8.00. We should aim
to sell tickets for the concert on a rota basis at both 6.30pm and 11.15am masses from 18th/19th November and thereafter the
following weekend masses and also on the evening of the concert. Help will also
be needed with the setting up and clearing up on the day itself.
Denise presented details of the setting up and control
of the Christmas draw. A
request for raffle prizes to be placed in the Rock on 11th/12th November. Elizabeth
Salter will donate Ticket Vouchers for the Gladstone
of goods could come in from 18th/19th November and 25th/26th November and displays
of raffle prizes and sale of tickets on 2nd/3rd December and 9th/10th December. Meeting to be held on Tuesday 28th November at 7.00pm to make up the
sealed boxes and see what goods have been donated. The raffle will take place during the Christmas Carol Concert.
Nothing in the Suggestion Box.
OTHER BUSINESS: It had been suggested at a previous meeting that we have a book for prayers and special intentions at the
back of church. For privacy reasons it was felt that a sealed box would be preferable
for people to put their intentions and prayers in and this would be emptied once a month.
Concern was expressed by residents that many Parishioners
were parking in Highfield Road rather than in the church car park. A notice would
be placed in the Rock that we should endeavour to show consideration for our neighbours and avoid parking in Highfield Road
OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 7th November
FOR NEXT MEETING: Kath Ward
MINUTES OF PARISH TEAM MEETING 18 JULY 2017
PRESENT: Father Bernard Forshaw, Louise Evans, Declan Evans, Kath Ward, Marie Stormont, Denise North, Tina Ward, Ros Appleby,
Pat Finegan, Winny Fryer
APOLOGIES: Pauline Bell, John Boggan,
Father Bernard and Donna have had a meeting regarding the Hall and some issues to be addressed over August. No responses
in the suggestion box.
Minutes of last meeting agreed and signed off to be put at the back of Church.
Welcome given to Elizabeth Salter back from her operation.
Maureen Lomas has submitted her resignation due to family circumstances. Thanks were given for the contribution Maureen
had made during her time with the team.
Annual Mass postponed until next year.
24th November the Confirmation Mass to be held at Christ the King.
30th November retreat day at Wistaston, transport to be arranged.
Day trip to Shrewsbury with Mass was suggested.
LPA Mass and barbecue to be arranged. Members asked to get back to Tina with any (other) suggestions.
LPA Lenten talks, Chris Thomas booked for one talk. Marion Tolley and Paul Valelly have been suggested. Any other suggestions
to be put to Tina or Father.
LPAs under review by the Bishop and new members to replace long serving members may also be needed.
Next meeting of LPA October 3rd.
Steve Walls has put information about the Parish Team, The UCM and the Holy Family Associates on the parish website.
Information about the Over 55s club and Liturgy group to be looked at. A link with the Holy Family of Bordeaux website has
been requested. Information about the SVP and Food Bank yet to be updated. Eric Richards to be approached to provide this
in a meeting with Pauline Bell, Pat Finegan, Father Bernard and Steve Walls. Also to be looked at is School Links and Peter
Arrowsmith and the cubs.
St Anne's Feast day on 26th July, 7.30pm mass then a shared table in the Hall. Tea, coffee to be provided and the bar
will be open. Cups and saucers to be set out before Mass and Hall open for anyone bringing food at 6.45pm.
Heritage Weekend Saturday 9th September, to be coordinated with Pat Hughes and Mary Tyrell. It brings in interest and
Wednesday 8th November Bereavement Mass 7.30pm
December 13th Christmas Carol Concert and Raffle for parish funds.
No one was asked to lead the prayer for the next meeting but John Boggan has agreed to do this.
Date of next two meetings: September 5th 7.15pm
November 7th 7.15pm
The Parish Pastoral team was formed at the end of 2005 to work in the best interests of St. Anne's Church and its parishioners.
We also take an outward view of the wider church and our environment. Elected members serve a three year term of office and
the next election will be due March/April 2018
The team meet regularly throughout the year and have genuine collaboration, dialogue and discernment with the clergy.
We help fundraise and plan social events such as the May Bank family fun day and are more than happy to be involved in any
other parish activity.
Please consider becoming part of the team. New members are needed to give a fresh outlook and everyone's opinion is listened
to and respected.
I am happy to have served on the team for the past three years and certainly enjoyed the experience. If you are interested
in becoming a Member please ask any member of the team who will be more than happy to give you further details.
Pat Finegan (Chair)
Pat Finegan Chair.
Winny Fryer Secretary,
Fr Bernard Forshaw, Deacon John Boggan
Elizabeth Salter. Pauline Bell
Maureen Lomas. Ros Appleby
Denise North. Louise Evans
Marie Stormont. Kath Ward
Tina Ward is LPA Rep and she attends the meeting in a liaison role